Raising the Roof: Youth Homelessness Research Project

Over the past two years…

Raising the Roof conducted a research project as part of their Youthworks national initiative to help solve youth homelessness.  The research involved following eight community agencies that work with private sector partners to provide job-skills training and employment programs for at-risk or previously homeless youth. They interviewed senior representatives from the participating agencies and businesses and talked with many of the youth about their work experience. PQCHC’s Youth Retail Employment Program (YREP) was one of the programs that they “followed”.  As a result of this research project, the Youthworks team created a report and a toolkit to help employers and agencies partner to create programs to help disadvantaged youth gain job skills and employment opportunities. 

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